How to Make Working From Home Productive

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people have gotten a taste for working from home. While many have returned to in-person work, there are still plenty who are working from home. It’s important to take measures to make this work more productive and effective.

Follow a Schedule

While at home, it’s easy to get distracted or put off work. You have more freedom and less accountability. If you want your daily work to be productive, you need to create a schedule for yourself. Having a set time for when you will work can help you to stay on task when you need to. 

Additionally, a schedule can help you to separate your work from everything else in the day. You can have a designated time for when you need to be productive, and you can set aside the rest of your time for whatever you’d like.

Create a Home Office

Another way to encourage yourself to be more productive is by creating a separate physical space for your work. When you designate an area of your home for work, it allows your brain to create a distinction between working and simply being at home. If possible, you should create a home office for yourself. 

This can be a separate room where you do your work, or you can even designate an area of a room to be your “office.” Just make sure you have a quiet space that is free of any distractions while you work. Healthy boundaries are important to making work from home a success. When you make your home office, consider other boundaries you can make for yourself.

Plan Ahead

In addition to making a schedule for yourself, you should also create a plan each night for how you’ll spend the next day. This plan can include tasks you need to get done, projects you need to prioritize, and more. You should also designate when you need to get everything done. Keep in mind the deadlines you have and organize your schedule, so you get the most important things done first. Creating a plan each night will help you to get right into things each morning when you start your work again so you can maximize your at-home productivity.


If you work from home, it might be hard to stay productive. However, with a few adjustments, you can make it much easier. There are many ways to be productive, so find solutions that work best for your situation.

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